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Allergan Implants – Breast Augmentation – Pasadena

Allergan ImplantsBreast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed every year. It often gives patients a boost to their bustlines as well as their self-confidence by helping them achieve their aesthetic goals. With breast augmentation, Allergan implants are the gold standard for breast augmentation procedures.

Allergan implants were invented in the early ‘90s and have been tried and tested. These implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which are chosen by the patient according to their goals. One of the newest implants is made of semi-solid-state silicone and is called the “gummy bear implant” for its texture. These implants are said to feel the most natural and are more durable.

To learn more about Allergan implants, speak with Dr. John Gross, an experienced professional.

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Breast Lift with Augmentation – Los Angeles Plastic Surgery

Breast Lift with AugmentationAging can have a significant impact on all aspects of your appearance. For many women, aging can take a major toll on the feel, shape and size of the breasts. For some women, it may be a good idea to consider a breast lift with augmentation, a combination procedure that offers comprehensive rejuvenation.

The breast lift with augmentation is a procedure that combines the lifting effects of a breast lift with the size enhancements of breast augmentation. With aging breasts, the concern is often relative to ptosis (sagging) of the breasts. This is handled by the breast lift, which raises the breast and areola profile. Breasts that have lost volume through aging and breastfeeding may also benefit from breast augmentation.

Consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Gross to learn more about the potential results of a breast lift with augmentation.

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Body Contouring – Body Lift – Los Angeles

Body ContouringExcess skin and fat that drapes around the body can be a significant nuisance. Changes in body shape due to dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, aging or genetics can contribute to the development of sagging skin around the body. However, with body contouring, there is a means for you to sculpt your body closer to your ideals.

Body contouring procedures are aimed at removing excess skin that droops around the body so that more natural, youthful body contours may be achieved. The procedure is highly customized to address the specific issue of each patient. For some, there will be a focus on the abdomen, where others may have excess skin around the thighs and buttocks.

Consult with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. John Gross to learn more about body contouring.

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Weight Loss Surgery – Body Lift – Los Angeles

Weight Loss SurgeryWith procedures such as bariatric surgery that medically assist weight loss, it is more and more common for people to experience dramatic changes in body weight. Aging and pregnancy may also contribute to big changes in body shape. All these can leave you with excess sagging skin, which may require massive weight loss surgery.

Massive weight loss surgery, also known as the body lift, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin. The excess skin is often to result of the body’s inability to recover from extreme changes in shape. With aging, sometimes the skin naturally loses elasticity and sags due to the effects of gravity. The procedure can be tailored to remove sagging from the arms, buttocks, stomach and thighs. Each procedure is fitted to the goals and needs of each patient.

To learn more about massive weight loss surgery, consult with Dr. John Gross, a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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Cryolipolysis – CoolSculpting – Los Angeles

One of the hottest new procedures turns out to be one of the coldest — Cryolipolysis, or CoolSculpting. Cryolipolysis is a technique that can help you permanently get rid of fat from tough areas by freezing it away.

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive technique that freezes fat, or adipose tissue, to trigger the breakdown of fat cells. The procedure is FDA-approved to reduce fat by causing cell death in fat cells without damaging nearby skin cells. After, the body naturally removes the destroyed fat cells. The procedure can be used to target specific areas of the body and is performed while the patient is awake and resting comfortably.

Consult with experienced practitioner Dr. John Gross to learn more about the results you can achieve with cryolipolysis.

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Fractional Laser – ActiveFX – Los Angeles

Fractional Laser There are a lot of elements that can add to the look of aging and wear and tear to your skin. Time, sun damage and acne can blemish your skin and leave you looking older. With the ActiveFX fractional laser skin treatment, there is a way to refresh your appearance. The ActiveFX fractional laser resurfaces the skin for a smoother, brighter skin tone.

The ActiveFX fractional laser skin treatment works to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and soften the appearance of scars. The technique is a laser treatment that uses laser technology to penetrate the skin and remove blemishes at the root level. Collagen growth is also stimulated, which tightens the skin for a youthful lift.

Consult with experienced practitioner Dr. John Gross to learn more about the ActiveFX fractional laser treatment.

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Breast Lifts – Los Angeles – Mastopexies

Breast LiftsAging can take a toll on your appearance in many different ways. For some women, time, pregnancy and changes in body weight have affected the size and shape of their breasts. For those looking for a way to rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts, there are breast lifts.

Breast lifts are a type of cosmetic procedure that can lift and reshape breasts that have sagged or become misshapen. The breast lift procedure generally involves one or more incisions around the nipple-areola complex. Incisions are made around the nipple, which allow the practitioner to remove excess tissue as well as reshape overly large areola.

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. John Gross to learn more about breast lifts.

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BOTOX Injections – Anti-Aging – Los Angeles

BOTOX InjectionsOne of the best tools to combat the signs of aging is BOTOX injections. BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic treatment by a long shot, and it’s likely because BOTOX is unique in its ability to prevent the formation of wrinkles and lines on the face.

For every facial movement we make that creases the skin, it has an ability to bounce back and smooth itself out. This is due to the skin’s natural elasticity, the ability of something to return to its original shape. However, skin’s elasticity erodes with age, which is what leads to the formation of wrinkles along the nose, mouth and cheeks. With BOTOX injections, you can prevent the formation of wrinkles by halting the muscle movements that create creases.

Consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. John Gross to learn more about the results you can achieve with BOTOX injections.

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BOTOX – Los Angeles Anti-Aging Injection

BOTOXEvery facial movement, whether it is smiling, chewing, frowning or smirking, contributes to the formation of signs of aging. Over time, these repeated motions crease the face, forming wrinkles and lines. BOTOX is an effective tool in the fight against signs of aging.

BOTOX injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S. Quick and convenient, this injectable treatment works on the neurological level to relax the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles to form. With more-relaxed muscles on the face, your natural youth is prolonged. The number of injections varies depending on the area being treated. For example, crows’ feet typically involve three injections per side.

Consult with an experienced professional like Dr. John Gross to learn more about the results you can achieve with BOTOX.

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Chemical Peel – Los Angeles Skin Care Treatment

Chemical PeelSkin care treatments like the chemical peel can rejuvenate your skin and help you maintain your natural beauty. If you are looking to give yourself bright, youthful, vibrant skin, exfoliating skin treatments like the chemical peel are highly effective.

The chemical peel is a procedure where a customized formula of chemicals is brushed on a targeted area of the skin with a cotton pad or cotton swab. Most formulas use varying concentrations of alpha hydroxy acids, and each treatment can be varied in strength to produce results that fit your goals. The treatment varies in length and usually involves no downtime.

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. John Gross for more information about the chemical peel procedure.

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